From the Linux 4.6 kernel has been released in the past two weeks, so Linus Torvalds announced on Sunday that the next major branch of the kernel development cycle. Linux kernel 4.7 has just ushered in the first release candidate (RC1 build), in order to download the community compile their GNU / Linux systems, and in the following week to take the test drive, especially in the merge window has been closed Mr. Torvalds moment (there may be some earlier than we expected).
Linus Torvalds instatementHe said: & ldquo; why am released, I personally do not think there is such a wish (if someone have to be submitted in time for the last five minutes, I'm not who ignores it). In addition, I think this case is very suitable merge window, we've got a lot of new code & rdquo ;.
The following are some of the highlights Linux Kernel 4.7 RC1 of:
4.7 RC1 of the Virtual File System (VFS) layer have a significant impact, may affect the Linux kernel in a variety of supported file systems, can now be & ldquo; path COMPONENTS & rdquo; and readdir () to parallel query in the same directory .
Kernel developers have started to use read-copy update (RCU) synchronization mechanism to cache path name lookup, if you work with a path communicating area Find (path component lookup) layer of security related or frequently use the underlying file system, so now We can test the Linux Kernel 4.7 RC1.
4.7 RC1 also brought some driver updates, mostly concentrated in the GPU and networks, as well as some infrastructure updates, documentation improvements, network stack enhancements.